Lead Animator – Germany – AAA Action-Adventure Game

Location: Dusseldorf, Germany Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #25372 Posted: 3 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Action-Adventure Games


This successful developer is part of a global network of studios working on the world’s best releases! A fantastic opportunity for a Lead Animator has just come available to join development on a brand-new IP and collaborate with Directors to deliver an amazing AAA game experience!

This position would also suit a Senior candidate with leadership experience looking for a step up.

You’ll need to work from Dusseldorf to engage with your team of Senior Animators and Technical Animators. VISA sponsorship and relocation assistance is provided to work full / part time onsite once the office reopened.


  • Experience as a Senior or Lead Animator in games development.
  • Some experience leading, coaching, mentoring, or training other team members.
  • Knowledge of keyframe animations, gameplay animation and procedural animation desirable.
  • Have worked with complex animation systems and complex animation state machines.
  • You understand animation workflows and tools (MotionBuilder and Maya).
  • You have a technical understanding of the animation pipeline.
  • You are motivated to constantly expand your knowledge and expertise.
  • You are Fluent in English, both verbally and written.


  • Leading and managing the Animation team.
  • Collaborating with the Art Director, Technical Art Director and Animation Director to create animations that fits the visual style of the game.
  • Building, developing, and nurturing a strong, empowered team with a healthy, diverse, and supportive team culture.
  • Create goals for your teams and help them reach it.
  • Prototyping animation systems that will be the basis for animation and gameplay-related discussions.
  • Working closely with production and help defining priorities, optimise workflows and processes.


  • VISA sponsorship and Relocation support if required
  • 26 days paid vacation per year + 11 bank holidays.
  • Flexible working hours and work from home policy.
    Career development and progression opportunities.
  • Free German language lessons. Main language in the studio is English.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • And more!

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!

Tagged as: Animation Director, Lead Animator, Senior Animator

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Tags: Animation Director , Lead Animator , Senior Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


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